Although many men don’t like to admit it, some men realize that a male breast reduction can really improve their self-esteem and how they feel about their masculine appearance. Commonly called “man boobs,” gynecomastia discourages many men with its extra breast tissue.

Male breast reduction is now becoming much more popular. Last year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) found that men made up 40 percent of all breast reductions, including female breast reductions in the United States.

Male Breast Reduction Patients

Contrary to popular belief, it is perfectly normal for men to have some breast tissue. However, if genetics, medication, or weight gain has developed excess breast tissue, the ideal patient can range from a teenage boy to an older man. Hormones are the most common cause of gynecomastia, which is why puberty is generally the first time he notices the larger breasts.

Regardless of why the breast tissue developed, men don’t enjoy the breast tissue associated with gynecomastia, especially those that work tirelessly at diet and exercising. Unfortunately, breast tissue is not fat that can be resolved with traditional methods. Male breast reduction in Lakeland, FL, is an excellent solution to the negative stigma.

The “Man Boob” Stigma

Men who suffer from gynecomastia know very well the stigma that comes with the aesthetic concern. They may think that it’s something they are doing wrong to not achieve the masculine body they are working towards. Additionally, for younger patients (teenagers), it can lead to significant body image issues.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Male breast reduction surgery in Brandon, FL, is a very straightforward procedure. As with any cosmetic surgery, a consultation is necessary to determine how much breast tissue needs to be removed and whether liposuction or excision techniques need to be employed.

After surgery, males immediately can enjoy their flatter, masculine chest. Gynecomastia treatment has an immensely high patient satisfaction rate, since it provides a sense of normalcy for the patients. Even if you’ve considered this procedure for years, it’s never too late to undergo this permanent, positive change.

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Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marvin Shienbaum has over 30 years of experience in several forms of cosmetic surgery, including Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tucks, Mommy Makeovers, Liposuction, and Brazilian Butt Lifts. Patients come to Dr. Shienbaum, who serves the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Tampa, Lakeland, and Riverview, Florida. Find out more about your potential procedures at